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 Teniente) August 01, 2018
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Back in episode 7, Angus talked to Alexander Fitzgerald-Black about his MA thesis which focused on the allied air campaign in support of Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily....read more

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 Teniente) July 01, 2018
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In the last episode we looked at the development of the world’s navies during the interwar period. To compliment that I thought we’d do something similar with aerial warfare. It is easy to forget in 1939 aviation was still very much in its infancy, and especially aerial warfare.

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 Teniente) June 15, 2018
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After WWI there was a series of naval agreements aimed at putting limits on the navies of the world. The 1922 Washington Agreementlimited Battleships, the ...read more

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 Teniente) June 01, 2018
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Hitler when he came to power, had few international connections, and he distrusted elements of his civil service. What he needed was people he could trust, who were connected to the highest echelons of power throughout Europe. These emissaries would be used to sound out opinion, and smooth over...read more

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 Teniente) March 01, 2018
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In this episode Angus is discussing the plight of 168 Allied Airmen who found themselves imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp. It’s something that even to this day governments seem unwilling to admit to.

“As we got close to the camp and saw what was inside... a terrible,...read more

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 Teniente) February 15, 2018
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If Slim’s 14th army was the ‘Forgotten Army’ the RAF bombing campaign in the Far East is even more forgotten!

In this episode Angus talks to Matt Poole.

Matt's mother is from Liverpool, her first husband was in the RAF serving in Burma when he was shot down over Rangoon. In trying...read more

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Operation Supercharge represents the crucial ‘break in’ battle at El Alamein that triggered the end for Rommel’s forces. The 9th Armoured Brigade was involved in the attack, they starred an heoric charge, few expected their returning. The...read more

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 Teniente) January 15, 2018
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In this episode Angus is looking at ‘Case Red’ the German attack on France post Dunkirk. Often when we talk about the Battle of France the history seems to stop at Dunkirk, in actual fact the fight carried on for a few more weeks. There was still British 100,000+ troops in France, Churchill was...read more

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 Teniente) January 01, 2018
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In this episode we’ll be looking at two British soldiers in occupied Burma.

Major Hugh Seagrim operated for two years behind the Japanese lines, organising Karen resistance before he was eventually forced to surrender. Seagrim crosses paths with Roy Pagani, trying to make his way back to...read more

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 Teniente) September 15, 2017
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In 1940 the Germans achieved stunning successes with the use of airborne troops, the Fallschirmjäger.  The first recorded attack by parachutists was in Denmark against the fortress at  Masnedø. The reputed impregnable fortress at...read more

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